Welcome to the Crime Victims Helpline

Crime Victims Helpline offers support to all victims of crime in Ireland. Established in 2005, our aim is to support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those impacted by crime.

We are here to listen and to provide you with time and space to talk about your experience. We can provide you with information about the criminal justice system and referrals to other resources in your community that may be able to help.

Crime Victims Helpline can be contacted at:

Freephone 116 006


Text: 085 133 7711

Our hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday- 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday- 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Saturday- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday- Closed

Outside of these hours you can leave a message and your call will be returned during the next Helpline open hours.


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Timeline PhotosWe find that victims really appreciate this leaflet after a crime occurs.
It talks through some ways in which you might react and feel.
They're all very normal.
But if you're still feeling unsettled and unable to function in your daily life after a few weeks, we always recommend seeing your GP.
And of course, if you ever feel suicidal then call Lifeline 24/7 on 0808 808 8000.
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Have you been affected by crime? Do you need to talk? We are here to offer support to anyone who has been affected by crime. Freephone 116006. Text 085 1337711 Email info@crimevictimshelpline.ie @CrimeVictimLine

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Crime affects children too. It can be difficult to know how to help a child who has been impacted by crime. For a guide on how to support your child see our website: crimevictimshelpline.ie/coping-crime/helping-child-crime-victim ... See MoreSee Less

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Sexual Abuse through the internet can take many forms including: distributing abusive images of children, grooming a child for later abuse, engaging children in cyber-sex scenarios or prostituting a child.
If you come across Apps or Sites that are abusive you can report to www.hotline.ie or make a report to your local Garda Station.

Call CARI Helpline on 1890 924 567 with any concerns around child sexual abuse and/or online abuse
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We are delighted to announce in association with Tullamore Court Services we will now be providing an onsite Court Clinic on Family Law Days from 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the Court every second Monday. This is a drop in service, no appointment necessary. If you or anyone you know needs information or assistance completing the necessary paperwork for a domestic violence order, access order, maintainence order, please contact us or call our confidential helpline on 0579351886 ... See MoreSee Less

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